A case was filed by Patsy Mace on behalf of her late mother, Texas resident Jonnie Crelia, who died on Oct. 27, 2006.
Mace’s mom was employed from 1961 to 1971 as a cashier at various locations. Mace claims her mother’s spouse worked as a welder from 1953 to 1979, and would bring asbestos dust home with him on his clothing where it would again become airborne.
A case was filed Danielle Kaczensky, on behalf of her late mother Virginia Fiddler of Ohio. who was a telephone operator at various locations from the 1940s to 1990. Fiddler’s husband was a steelworker and would also bring home asbestos on his clothing. Fiddler died on Dec. 8, 2007.
Vincent Lott filed a case on behalf of his late mother Bettie Lott of Georgia, who died on June 15, 2006. Lott claims his mother was exposed to asbestos in 1964, when she worked as a laborer in various locations.
Carrie Wade of Georgia filed a case alleging her late husband Walter was exposed to asbestos during his 28-year career as a painter and sealer at various locations. Walter died from mesothelioma on Oct. 29, 2007.
It is claimed that all these persons were also exposed to asbestos during non-occupational work projects including home and automotive repairs, maintenance and remodeling,
They allege that the companies should have known that the asbestos fibers contained in their products had a toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect upon the health of people.
It is also claim that the defendants failed to advise employees of hygiene practices designed to reduce or prevent carrying asbestos fibers home which caused their loved ones to develop a disease caused only by asbestos which disabled and disfigured them prior to their deaths. This also caused immense mental and physical pain as well as financial loss.